Thatbaby has turned into quite the little science kid during this pandemic. I think because I started including "science class" into Mom-school back in the beginning, but there's nothing he loves more than making "potions" and doing experiments. So much so, that he asked for science experiment kits for his birthday and received several.
He always wants to pull them out and try out different experiments - or create his own (basically baking soda, vinegar, and then other ingredients) - so it wasn't too surprising that he would want a full science day.
His idea was to just do all the experiments he had in his kits, but I supplemented with some fun ones I thought they would like.
We started out doing some ectothermic and endothermic reactions with one of his kits.
We used red cabbage to create our own "litmus noodles" for lunch - which changed color when we added an acid (lemon juice)
After lunch we made some elephant toothpaste
- Boil 1 cup water.
- Place dried flowers in a tea strainer and place in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Remove strainer. Chill while making lemonade.
- Combine lemons, sugar, and remaining 4 cups water. Stir until sugar dissolves.
- Divide lemonade between 4 glasses filled with ice.
- Add 1/4 cup of the flower water to each glass of lemonade and watch it change color right before your eyes.